Medha Devare

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Despite the rapid adoption of crops expressing the insecticidal Cry protein(s) from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), public concern continues to mount over the potential environmental impacts. Reduced residue decomposition rates and increased tissue lignin concentrations reported for some Bt corn hybrids have been highlighted recently as they may influence soil(More)
In this study, Bt transgenic rice (KMD rice) residue decomposition and the associated microbial community in a rapeseed–rice cropping system were assessed in comparison with its parental non-Bt rice variety (XiuShui 11). Decomposition was measured as mass loss by straw and root decay in litterbags over two consecutive years. Bacterial and fungal community(More)
OBJECTIVES The paper gives examples of the bioinformatics services provided in a variety of different libraries by librarians with a broad range of educational background and training. METHODS Two investigators sent an email inquiry to attendees of the "National Center for Biotechnology Information's (NCBI) Introduction to Molecular Biology Information(More)
The key to a successful repository is sustained deposits, and the key to sustained deposits is community engagement. This paper looks at deposit profiles automatically generated from OAI harvesting information and argues that repositories characterised by occasional large-volume deposits are a sign of a failure to embed in institutional processes. The ideal(More)
Addressing global challenges to agricultural productivity and profitability increasingly requires access to data from a variety of disciplines, and the ability to easily combine and analyze related data sets. Innovation in agricultural research for development must therefore be mediated by reliable and consistently annotated information resources across(More)
Background: Opportunities to use data and information to address challenges in international agricultural research and development are expanding rapidly. The use of agricultural trial and evaluation data has enormous potential to improve crops and management practices. However, for a number of reasons, this potential has yet to be realized. This paper(More)
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